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and important story. >> a busy night ahead. that's for sure. >> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. . >>> "outfront" next, we're in mobile, alabama, tonight, where the disabled cruise ship, the "triumph," is set to dock. more than 4,000 people have been stranded at sea for five days on the ship, and tonight, we're going to hear from the passengers, we're going to bring you updates on the horrible conditions that some of them have faced on board. we have finally come to the last act of this drama. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, we are waiting for more than 4,000 people to arrive, after being stranded on a carnival cruise ship that lost power after an engine fire on sunday. 3,142 passengers and 1,086 crew members have been stuck on the "carnival triumph" for five day. they've had no hot water, they've had limited food, they've had few working toilets. here is the latest. at this moment, we understand that the ship is about 25 miles away from the dock where i'm standing. it's traveling at about six mil
because it is just a story, and carnival could move on and still be a cruise tall tale. >> erin, back to you. what's the latest out there? >> well, we are waiting here and less than a mile here and as you have heard all of the people on board tell us, they can see the land and that is the big moment, and less than a mile away, and that means it is slowing down. so it could come and bd dock here any time and within the next 30 minutes as soon as that, and could take longer and then another four to five hours to get everybody off of the ship, but the hardest thing is the actual docking, because to give the viewers a sense, it is 200,000 tons and 2 1/2 football fields long and no stabilizer and no brakes. so you can imagine that parking the ship which is what it will do when it dox at -- it docks heret at the mobile port is going to be a dicey situation, and they want to make it right. that is why it is not as quick as you might think and it could take 30 or 90 minutes before people are really able to start getting off of that ship. we are here and waiting. more and more families a
of what is going on dockside there in mobile, alabama, and erin burnett there all day and night to make sure she has been there for this moment. and you see the ship creeping, and what do you see? >> after what they have been through in the last few days, they said, the most important moment is when they saw land. through my microphone, you can hear the families cheering and not too many, but some families have come as far away from families who have driven 10 or 11 hours from paris, texas, to come here to pick up their wife and daughter, and it is just sort of fun looking up. i have to say that standing on the ground here and many people have either been on cruises or seen cruises, and they are lit up and big party mobiles in a sense, but this is amazing, because it is completely dark. >> that is exactly right. alternative power they have been running on there, erin. >> yes, and exactly. and so they have been waving signs and you saw i miss my cat, and sweet home, alabama, you can see there, and all sorts of homemade signs, but a lot of people that we talked to on the ship were saying,
our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it can rain or snow again. it does happen. so i get the feeling we are going in the right direction. >> reporter: this is the third straight year the nation's bread basket is suffering from extreme drought. crop production and the region's economy are down dramatically because of it. with $3 billion of losses here in kansas in 2012. another problem, drinking water. here at hillsdale lake, a major source of drinking water for kansas city and surrounding areas, the water level is 3 1/2 feet lower than average. >> we're hop
more coming up on this story. erin burnett is going "outfront" on this story. that follows "the situation room" at 7:00 p.m. >>> carnival cruise line confronting a pr nightmare. we're going to talk about that, what they have done wrong, what they have done right, and a lot more as the carnival "triumph" slowly, slowly makes its way to port. tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. ♪ [ male announcer ] start with a groundbreaking car. good. then invent an entirely new way to buy one. no. no. no. yes! a website that works like a wedding registry. but for a car. first, you customize it. then let people sponsor the car's parts as gifts. dad sponsors the engine for your birthday. grandma sponsors the rims for graduation. the car gets funded. then you pick up your new dodge dart at the
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